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What banned novel caused it's readers to kill themselves after reading it?

 
 
mlrycp
 
Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 05:56 am
I read it in a magazine somewhere, problem is I forgot the title and author.. what i remember is, it's 1 word title only.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 06:05 am
the koran?

oh that's two words

the bible

nope two words again

i'm stumped
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 06:34 am
@djjd62,
Ha Smile Stop it, you're killin' me Wink
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Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 07:54 am
The Peaceful Pill Handbook by Philip Nitschke?

Nope, fails the word count also.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 07:58 am
I checked all the Dan Browns too, no one word titles.
mismi
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 08:36 am
@Eorl,
I found a list of banned books....it is not complete. But possibly you might find it in there.

http://www.banned-books.com/bblista-i.html
http://www.banned-books.com/bblistj-z.html

The Giver (once again - two words) was banned because of supposed references to the Utopian society's need to control population through suicide and euthenasia. Most people who read the book disagree - I have not read the book. But I am going to now.

I cannot find any other books that have been banned because the reading thereof caused suicides.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 09:54 am
"Final Exit" is a how-to book on how to kill yourself for terminally ill people.

It has been banned in many countries.

But again, it's a two word title.

And I don't think you can say it "caused" people to kill themselves.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 10:00 am
In the Mouth of Madness.

But I don't recommend you read it. Really, I don't.

Cycloptichorn
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 10:04 am
If I remember well, the book is called Influence..
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 10:21 am
@Francis,
Even Cowgirls get the Blues by Tom Robbins (how many words)
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 10:33 am
When Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther first came out in 1774, there was a rash of copycat suicides among young men. A few European countries immediately banned the novel.
The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 03:27 pm
twilight?
Ionus
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 06:35 pm
the Exorcist ?
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 01:04 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:

twilight?


Winner!
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 01:30 pm
@mlrycp,
Huffington (an autobiography)?
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 05:20 pm
@mlrycp,
I can't think of any actual banned novels which have made me contemplate suicide, mlrcp.
But quite a few have been a major challenge to wade my way through! And might well have led to suicidal thoughts if I'd persisted. (Did anyone ever manage to finish Ulysses?)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 05:23 pm
@mlrycp,
Suicide: the Novel?
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 05:24 pm
@tsarstepan,
There actually is such a beast, tsar? Surprised

Which was banned?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 05:25 pm
@msolga,
Shhh... it's a novel in progress. Confused
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 05:31 pm
@tsarstepan,
Ah, I see!

(How many pages to go, tsar? Need help with the ending? Wink )
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